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Been on the Internet since before there was an Internet. Remember UUCP, news feeds, and Gopher?


Dec
6
comment Is it possible to check Page Rank of a site without the Google toolbar?
Simple answer, NO. This whole question rendered moot as Google doesn't provide PageRank anymore and any third party claiming to be able to display it is fluffing... Reduced to being another Cargo Cult SEO meme now.
Nov
28
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Nov
27
revised Remove folder name from rewritten URLs
change writed to written
Nov
27
suggested approved edit on Remove folder name from rewritten URLs
Nov
25
comment “High response time” warnings in Google Webmaster Tools
Google's "Full website HTTPS as an indicator" has a kind of nasty downside when you are dealing with all those tracker scripts, social buttons, ROI analysis engines, etc. that load via HTTPS from remote sites. Time to tell the website owners and ecommerce cold-call ROI boost salesmen, "the fewer, the better" if you want Google to notice your excellent page load speed. And deferring them for load after DOM doesn't necessarily fix the issue. YNotFast?
Nov
24
comment How many times can I repeat a keyword without looking spammy to Google?
Keyword stuffing can get you demoted in the SERPS. If it doesn't read natural for a human, it's junk.
Nov
24
comment Use @ or (at) when displaying email addresses to users?
SPAM crawlers do not run scripts At one time in the past this might have been true. When we have highly intelligent site scrapers out there that can crawl product pages and create a database from the page contents and also specific stock level analysis scrapers, I find it rather unlikely that address scrapers haven't risen to the same level of sophistication.
Nov
24
comment Use @ or (at) when displaying email addresses to users?
webmaster is hoping that the spambots will not recognize their addresses So much of this obfuscation from so long ago, I'd expect new dogs to learn circumventing old tricks. It's pretty easy to bypass most with simple regex. And linking to a mailto as was mentioned? Dead giveaway.
Nov
10
comment Can we use open SSL to generate certifiicates for 100 customer websites?
For a web of trust to exist, you will need to buy a certificate from a recognized Certification Authority like GeoTrust. Self-signed certificates don't cut it. There is no trustable authentication that the site is who it says it is and modern browsers now let the customer know that they're deep in it if they continue onto the secured sections of the website. e-commerce without authentication isn't secure even if you can turn on SSL with a self-signed cert.
Nov
9
revised How can I protect my PHP source code from a client when installed on a client's server?
License not enforceable unless contract specifying its scope exists.
Nov
9
suggested approved edit on How can I protect my PHP source code from a client when installed on a client's server?
Nov
9
comment How can I protect my PHP source code from a client when installed on a client's server?
License != Contract. Just wanted to make that clear as you only mentioned the license. Most people think they can slap a license on after the fact, shrinkwrap clauses only work for huge multinationals with highly paid lawyers. The contract must exist first and be signed. Open source licenses can be applied to released code ensuring they remain free, paid for code needs contractual protection.
Nov
9
comment How can I protect my PHP source code from a client when installed on a client's server?
Making sure the client isn't allowed to view the script involves having a proper contract in place that enforces the license and provides judicial recourse if the code is decrypted and reused.
Nov
9
comment How can I protect my PHP source code from a client when installed on a client's server?
If the work was done "for hire" they own it, otherwise you should have written up a contract you'd had them sign before even working on the project specifying ownership of the code by you and a license for them to use it, how they're permitted use it, whether they have rights to modify it and specific legal pursuit if the contract is not followed. Afterwards is too late and it's a lesson learned for the next project you take on. Various code protection schemes are out there, like Ion Cube but applying after the fact without specifying by contract leaves a certain smell on your integrity.
Nov
3
comment What is the minimum time needed to see SEO result?
6 days to 6 months.
Nov
1
comment Are SVG images well supported enough to use in emails?
As with a lot of CSS, email clients are woefully inadequate at display and it's quite easy to shoot yourself in the foot trying out stuff that's "too new".
Oct
28
comment Will banning bots make a site harder to find on search engines?
+1 and your logs will still be full of bot traffic. Only specific denial in .htaccess will keep them out and you still get a 403 for every link they know about from external reference, they just can't suck in a page and start crawling. The list gets mightily long...
Oct
28
comment Will banning bots make a site harder to find on search engines?
If you tell Google to go away in robots.txt, they will take your word for it that you don't want to be indexed and your ranking will disappear. Getting your ranking back may take some time after pulling such a stunt.
Oct
24
comment How can I deal with advertisement revenues lost because of adblock?
The future called, we tend to use adblock to prevent malware installs now. Choose an ad network that doesn't consistently send a malvertisement through every other week.
Oct
24
comment How can I deal with advertisement revenues lost because of adblock?
Choose an ad network that doesn't serve malware so we're not forced to run AdBlock Plus.